Woman injured in hit-and-run collision in Whatcom Interstate 5 rest area parking lot

A woman standing in an Interstate 5 rest area parking lot in Custer was struck by a vehicle that did not stop at about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, according to a press release from the Washington State Patrol.

The pedestrian, a 68-year-old woman from Marysville, was taken to St. Joseph hospital for her injuries, the release said.

The “hit and run” incident is under investigation but no further information was immediately available.

Julie Shirley directs news coverage for The Bellingham Herald and has been the executive editor since 2003. She’s been an editor in Florida, California and Washington since 1979.